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New York Times, Thursday, September 9, 2004

Contract term for a 1930's heavyweight champ?

Author:
Peter Abide
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Abide.
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© 2004, The New York Times9/9/04 ( No. 20,029 )
Across
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Smudge : BLOT
5
Quiet times : CALMS
10
Hole maker : MOTH
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Call's companion : BECK
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One in search of a tin can : UBOAT
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Parrot : ECHO
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Hesitation by actor William? : KATTSPAUSE
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Fats Waller's "___ I'll Be Tired of You" : THEN
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Peeved : INASNIT
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Rustling sound : SWOOSH
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Peanut Butter Lovers Mo. : NOV
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River of Hesse : EDER
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Abed : NOTUP
28
Garden figure : GNOME
30
Don't just stand there : REACT
33
Piz Bernina, e.g. : ALP
34
Suffix with modern : IZE
36
Reason for a citation: Abbr. : DWI
37
A large order : ELKS
38
Contract term for a 1930's heavyweight champ? : BAERSCLAUSE
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1974 Gould/Sutherland spoof : SPYS
43
Farm cry : MOO
44
Select, with "for" : OPT
45
Neither's partner : NOR
46
Handle clumsily : PAWAT
48
Crocheted item : SHAWL
52
Bit of nostalgia : OLDIE
54
Leaves home? : TREE
56
Key opener? : PHI
57
Vivacity : ESPRIT
60
Straddling : ONTOPOF
62
Org. with eligibility rules : NCAA
63
Actor Russell's Oscar win? : CROWESFEAT
65
Is beneficial : PAYS
66
Trade fair-goer : BUYER
67
Greatness : FAME
68
Travel plans: Abbr. : RTES
69
___ Yello (soft drink) : MELLO
70
Went down : SLID
Down
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"The Thrill Is Gone" hitmaker, 1970 : BBKING
2
Use for support : LEANON
3
Book specification : OCTAVO
4
Ducats: Abbr. : TKTS
5
One of a team of eight : CUPID
6
Lessener : ABATER
7
Cardinals great ___ Brock : LOU
8
It may be high in church : MASS
9
Do a slow boil : STEW
10
"Ditto" : METOO
11
Biography of a noted newspaper publisher? : OCHSTALE
12
Comic book hero since 1962 : THEHULK
13
Babydoll : HON
18
Cause for a blessing : SNEEZE
22
Ft. Erie's home : ONT
25
Revolutionary War soldier : REDCOAT
27
Later afterthought: Abbr. : PPS
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G.I.'s not accounted for : MIAS
31
Leather sticker : AWL
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"Later!" : CIAO
35
First name in humor : ERMA
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Job preceder: Abbr. : ESTH
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Famed admiral's concurrence? : BYRDSAYE
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Spread : SOW
40
Tournament shockers : UPSETS
41
___-Jet (winter vehicle) : SNO
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Skunk : POLECAT
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Apiece : PER
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Mason's aid : TROWEL
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Attorney's filing : APPEAL
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Introspective query : WHOAMI
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Stole : LIFTED
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Bridge declaration : IPASS
55
Summer time in Buenos Aires : ENERO
58
Long-range weapon, for short : ICBM
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Align : TRUE
61
Switch positions : OFFS
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Popular news source, briefly : NPR
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Olive ___ : OYL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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